Tuesday, August 26, 2008

And to Present the Awards...

Sound the alarms, Fanpires, it's Twilight Tuesday coming atchya. The first of MTV's exclusive news they promised us last night talks about how Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner will present the awards at the VMA'a (Video Music Awards). That's a pretty big event for these three rising stars:

"I've watched the VMAs in the past, and the presenters are always, like, these mega-stars like Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner," Lautner, who plays werewolf-to-be Jacob in the movie, told MTV News. "And now, you know, for me to be doing that, I'm really lucky and excited and looking forward to it."

The 16-year-old, whose only other big credit is 2005's "The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D," is gradually getting used to the limelight. He said the cast has been going to a lot of magazine shoots recently (including one for Vanity Fair), and they're all ramping up the publicity now that the movie's release date has changed to November 21. And perhaps after facing the screaming hoards at Comic-Con, his "craziest experience" so far, the VMAs will be a piece of cake.

There is also some talk about the possibility of movie sequel, the adaptation of New Moon, and Lautner is certainly not afraid to show a bit of hope for that. He's been pumping iron to get that strapping werwolf-esque feel. Here's a video of Taylor flaunting his ninja skills:

Lautner wasn’t sure how he’d use his skills, since Jacob mostly fights in his wolf form. But in the meantime, he is bulking up for the role. “I’ve been lifting weights five days a week, eating tons of protein,” he said. “I’ve actually put on about 8 pounds in just two-and-a-half months.”

See the rest of the article on the VMA's here and the read more on Taylor Lautner's seedling of hope for a sequel right here.

Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn, Midnight Sun, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, vampire, Edward Cullen, Bella Swan, Twilight Movie, Stephenie Meyer


Heather said...

Did you see some of the comments this got over at MTV? People were seriously blazed over the fact that Taylor Lautner was going to be in the mix.

Some Twilight fans might need to re-assess their grip on reality.

Twilighter said...

I know!
I totally didn't understand where all that came from.
If they do make New Moon into a movie (and there's not much doubt in my head that they will), Taylor is going to have a bigger part than Rob.
Why not include him? They are the three main characters, after all. First people say there's not enough coverage on Taylor, and now that he's getting in on things...
Really, we don't need to kill ourselves over this movie.

Twilighter said...

By the way, I saw your comment on there.
Totally agree. As much as I love the actors, I don't think I'll be watching it just for that. :)